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directly at odds with house speaker john boehner. >> could you accept a deal that does not include tax rate increases for the wealthy? we've seen talk about a possible compromise that could leave rates the same but cap deductions for high-income earners. is that something that's acceptable? >> no. >> not at all no, way? >> no. the preponderance made it very clear in his campaign that there are not enough -- what you just described is a formula and a blueprint for hampering our future. you cannot go forward -- you have to cut some investments. if you cut too many you are hampering growth, you're hampering education, investments for the future. >> and even thousands of miles away it appears president obama is still focused on those negotiations. while touring a royal monastery with secretary of state clinton in thailand the president was overheard mentioning the budget talks to a monk. the president later clarified his comments -- >> he's not any monk. >> no. >> he has some big i vestments in the stock market. >> he later clarified his comments at a news conference. >> yes, we were working on
>>> at the top of the show, we asked you, why are you awake? producer john tower, a couple of your answers this morning. j.t.? >> mike. i'd love to tell you that i'm up to watch the show, but i just put the tv on to pass the time while i wait for the liquor store to open. i'm out of vodka. >> the first 15,000 viewers get a free bottle of vodka. barnicle will take care of everybody. >> she writes simply, okay, me likey. >> i think this just got weird. we'll be right back with "morning joe" beginning right now. ♪ >>> and finally today, a rare 76-carat diamond went up for auction in switzerland. the jeweler call it had a priceless stone while david petraeus's wife call it had a start. >> ladies and gentlemen, there's news from the world of auction houses. news from the world of auction houses, christie's, last night auctioned off a 76-carat diamond. yep. i believe it was purchased by general petraeus for his wife. i believe. >> a huge story in the news right now, the general petraeus scandal. you all following that? oh, yeah. since general petraeus had an affair with his biographer,
>>> at the top of the show we asked, why are you awake? john tower has the answers. >> i'm up to see if mika lapses into an ambien and vodka moment of clarity and finally smacks joe. >> oh. >> and william in new york city, i like this new format. i never imagined that joe had such nice legs. >> you know, he does. thank you very much. thank you, john. "morning joe" starts right now. >> he is very much an intellectual, as you know, and a scholar, atypical military scholar, and i think that is another reason why the agency fits in well. it's much more analytic organization. they have the paramilitary arm as well. he appreciates the intellectual stimulation there, the brains versus brawn, although they have it all, and the military does, too. he's very happy where he's at now. >> that was paula broadwell on "morning joe" back in january, the woman at the center of the alleged extramarital affair. and we use the word "alleged" very loosely there with cia director david petraeus which led to the resignation from his post on friday. good morning. with us on set, msnbc political analy
connell and john boehner. can you help explain that? >> mitch mcconnell who runs the senate republican caucus, he's definitely playing the role of the bad cop in that he does not want to compromise at all on tax cuts, has taken a much more hard-line approach, has the bulk of his time talking to "the wall street journal" editorial page, basically speaking to the base. where you have speaker boehner talking in much more conciliatory tones and talking about getting a deal. i think that's going to be the dynamic. mitch mcconnell is up for re-election in 2014. in a very conservative state where it's not inconceivable the tea party would run somebody against him if he does not take a hard-line approach. people need to remember that as these negotiations unfold. for boehner, he wants a deal. i do want to comment a second on the interview you had with paul ryan. ryan might not think that there is a mandate, but the president does, congressional democrats do, and the public does, if you look at polling. and there's zero chance that the president is going to compromise on this, which is why i think there's
affairs editor for new york magazine and msnbc political analyst john heilemann. msnbc political analyst mark haleprin, and the author of a new book "thomas jefferson: the art of power," jon meacham. >> who never e-mailed anyone. >> are you sure? >> actually, no. >> best-selling, that thing skyrocketed -- >> the fbi is looking into monticello e-mail. >> thomas jefferson, the randy bugger. >> by the way, heilemann is the national affairs writer for -- >> yes. >> this is going to be a long show. >> by the way -- >> growth industry. >> in the line of booty, "new york daily news." this thing's just getting a little weird. this lady right here gets the fbi to investigate. >> yeah. and what fbi agent does she go to? >> the guy who sent her the shirtless pictures. >> you know who i'm going to go to? i'm going to go first to the guy who sent me shirtless pictures. >> the lewis -- >> this guy sent me a shirtless picture, i'm going to go with him. we get a relationship, i'm sure it's platonic. >> i have no idea, seriously, the connection there, but thank you for -- >> he's classing the place up. >
including john mccain and lindsey graham are now calling for a, quote, watergate-style investigation into the libya raid and the obama administration's response to it. they also said they would try to block any attempt to nominate susan rice as the next secretary of state, describing her as unqualified for the job after she originally characterized the terror attack as a protest gone wrong. she went on the sunday shows including "meet the press" a couple days after the attack and said that. president obama in his news conference yesterday fired back at senators mccain and graham. >> let me say specifically about susan rice, she has done exemplary work. she has represented the united states and our interests in the united nations with skill and professionalism and toughness and grace. if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. and i'm happy to have that discussion with them. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had rec
now is shape public opinion so that if we do, republicans get blamed. i think for john boehner, and you saw this the day after the election with his conciliatory tone, he needs to have that battle with the right wing of his caucus and lead his tea party members kind of out of this land of make-believe. >> can i ask you a question? the president's not running for re-election. and i've heard him say, we're going to take this fight across the country and go after the republicans. there's not a damn election for two years. what good does it do the president if americans blame the republicans? we're still going over the cliff. >> the good it does the president is that we go over the cliff and democrats, including in the white house, believe that if they shape public opinion, the furor would be so intense that everyone's tax rate's going up, that republicans would not be able to hold out more than a week or two. and the example you saw that before was the last extension of the payroll tax cuts when house republicans said no, no, no. the weight of public opinion eventually forced him
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